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By Steve Canavan and Patrick Jennings

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  1. Goodbye

    Omelette

    Well that brings us to a close for the day. Thanks for all your comments in support of omelette sandwiches. Not that I'm biased (but honestly it was delicious).

    We will be back tomorrow, same place, from 08:00 BST.

    But for now, we'll be seeing you.

  2. Football

    Lycra time

    We mentioned earlier that West Brom keeper Ben Foster is taking part in Geoff Thomas's summer cycling marathon as part of his rehabilitation from a cruciate ligament injury.

    Well, it seems he is keen as mustard, for he has just tweeted this pic...

    Twitter

    And the message? "Can't wait to get started."

    The cycle ride from London to Paris takes place from 18-22 June.

  3. Rafa the great

    Tennis

    Rafael Nadal

    Remember, you can catch a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live at 20:00 BST called La Decima, focusing on Rafael Nadal's quest to become the first man in history to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times. Here's a sneak peak at what some tennis royalty had to say:

    Three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander: "The domination of winning nine grand slam titles on one surface is incredible. I don't think you can compare it actually. Most probably Michael Phelps in swimming with as many gold medals as he has in multiple Olympics? But the domination of winning nine grand slam titles on one surface is incredible. It's unbelievable how you can keep your focus and win something nine times out of 10."

    Serena Williams: "I think for tennis and for sport in general it's iconic and I don't know if it can ever be done again"

    F1 driver and fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso: "In Spain he's the biggest sportsman probably in our history. He's not only the best when he's playing tennis but he's also a very kind person and a very normal guy when he's outside the tennis court."

  4. 'No fear under Bayliss'

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Trevor Bayliss

    England and Nottinghamshire batsman Michael Lumb believes Trevor Bayliss is the right man for the England head coach job. The Australian was named as Peter Moores' successor earlier today.

    "He's a great man, he's had a lot of success in white ball cricket and he's someone that can take England forward in the future." Lumb said.

    "He brings a big calmness to the group and I think with the England group he'll let them be able to express themselves and play with no fear almost like the Australian way that they do now and get all the guys to enjoy the game and play positive cricket.

    "Bayliss knows a lot of the New South Wales players in that Ashes squad so he'll come with a lot of homework on them as well."

  5. Man Utd targeting Dani Alves?

    Football

    Dani Alves

    Manchester United are targeting Barcelona's 32-year-old Brazilian right-back Dani Alves, but only as a backup option should they fail to sign their favoured defensive recruits - that's according to the Daily Telegraph.

    I'm wondering how Alves would fit in at Old Trafford. And was this red tuxedo moment a sign of things to come? He's also a pretty good singer...

    Plenty more gossip over here by the way.

  6. Boro 'will achieve Premier League goal' - Karanka

    Football

    Aitor Karanka

    Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka insists Boro are on track for a return to the Premier League despite their Championship play-off final loss to Norwich on Monday.

    Boro ended the Spaniard's first full season in charge fourth in the Championship, their best finish since dropping out of the Premier League in 2009.

    "I prefer to remain positive," Karanka told BBC Tees. "To think where we were 18 months ago, five points above the relegation zone, and now we're playing at Wembley."

  7. Watford closing in on Quique Flores

    Football

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    Slavisa Jokanovic

    Watford are close to appointing the Getafe and former Atletico Madrid manager Quique Sanchez Flores after talks with current boss Slavisa Jokanovic broke down over his contract demands.

    Jokanovic guided Watford to automatic promotion from the Championship this season but his contract is due to expire at the end of next month. Talks over a new deal broke down after the former Chelsea midfielder asked for a pay rise the owners felt was beyond what they could pay.

    Watford have now approached Flores and while no deal has yet been agreed, it is understand he has been offered the chance to take charge of the Hornets on their return to the Premier League.

  8. GB announce World Championships squad

    Modern Pentathlon

    Samantha Murray

    Great Britain announce their squad for the modern pentathlon World Championships, which take place in Berlin from 28 June.

    World champion and Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray will be joined by Kate French,Freyja Prentice and Francesca Summers.

    Thomas Toolis,James Cooke, Joseph Choong and Joseph Evans have been selected for the men's team. Toolis, Cooke and Evans will also be heading to the World Cup Final, held in Minsk between 11- 14 June.

  9. 'More to come from Oshoala'

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Asisat Oshoala

    Natasha Dowie has been speaking about fellow Liverpool Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala, who won the first ever BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award today.

    "She's a great talent and I'm sure she would have been surprised going up against the likes of Nadine Kessler who won the Ballon D'or this year, Kim Little, and Marta - who's won the world player of the year year on year.

    "She's 20 years old and she's obviously been recognised for the good work she did last year with Nigeria in the Under-20s World Cup and then when she went away with the seniors. What an achievement. I'm very happy for her. I definitely think there is still more to come."

  10. Ipswich's Bishop faces betting charge

    Football

    Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged by the Football Association for alleged multiple breaches of betting rules.

    The player has until 1 June to respond to the charge.

    Bishop, 18, made 36 appearances for Championship side Ipswich this season, 26 of them starts, and scored once.

  11. Where are you off to Sergio?

    Football

    With the summer transfer window not too far away, soon we'll be treated to all the usual 'sightings' of international superstars in Befordshire DIY outlets.

    Which leads us to wonder - just where is Manchester City Sergio Aguero off to? Hmmm....

    OK fair enough, he'll be off to play for Argentina in the Copa America, which gets under way in Chile on 11 June. 

  12. One last time for Xavi at the Nou Camp

    Football

    Xavi

    Surely Barcelona's Xavi must be one of the most liked figures in football? He's certainly one of the most respected.

    The 35-year-old midfielder is saying goodbye to the Camp Nou on Saturday, as Luis Enrique's side contest Athletic Bilbao for the Spanish Cup.

    It won't be his last game for the club though - will he sign off before leaving for Qatari club Al-Sadd by winning the Champions League too? The final against Juventus is to come on Saturday, 6 June...

  13. Landa wins stage, Contador extends Giro lead

    Cycling

    Mikel Landa won a second successive mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia with victory on stage 16, as Alberto Contador (pictured) strengthened his grip on the race lead.

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    Landa convincingly won the 174-kilometres route from Pinzolo to Aprica, with Steven Kruijswijk second and Contador third, both 38 seconds behind.

    Yury Trofimov was fourth, two minutes three seconds adrift of Landa, as Contador enhanced his position in the leader's pink jersey.

    Fabio Aru began the day in second, 2mins 35secs behind Contador, but finished the stage behind his Astana team-mate Landa to slip to 4:52 adrift overall.

  14. Stokes - the real deal?

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    Panasonic: I think one good Test is not enough time to say he's a 'hero' but I think a couple more great performances then yes.

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    Big Brenny: Stokes looks like he has better all-round batting game than Beefy and Freddy but he has nowhere near the bowling skill, yet.

    Topher Welburn: Here we go, building up another talent as some 'Messiah' until he starts playing badly and the media cut him to shreds.

  15. Tennis

    The future of the game

    Rafael Nadal has been paying tribute to the 18-year-old he has just knocked out of the French Open in straight sets.

    After completing victory, Nadal - aiming for a 10th win at Roland Garros - described French wild card Quentin Halys as "the future of tennis".

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    "The new style of game he has, trying to hit winners from everywhere - that is the way tennis is moving now," Nadal said. "Playing on centre court for the first time is not easy, so I wish him all the best."

    Halys, ranked 296th in the world, was playing his first ever match in the main draw of a grand slam.

  16. Pakistan dominate Zimbabwe

    Cricket

    Shoaib Malik
    Image caption: Shoaib Malik now has eight ODI centuries in 217 ODIs

    I'm sure you knew this already, but there's international cricket being played in Pakistan today as Zimbabwe's tour continues with the first one-day international in Lahore.

    And the hosts' batsmen have enjoyed themselves - racking up an imposing 375-5 in their 50 overs, with Shoaib Malik smashing 112 off 76 balls.

    Zimbabwe have just started their reply. Best of luck chasing that, lads.

    Full scorecard here

  17. Sussex beat Warwickshire in thriller

    Cricket

    Chris Jordan

    Division One - Sussex 191 & 190-9 beat Warwickshire 180 & 200 by one wicket at Hove

    Chris Jordan's half-century helped Sussex to a dramatic one-wicket win over Warwickshire in Division One.

    Jordan, left out of England's team for their Test victory over New Zealand at Lord's, scored 56 not out and hit Boyd Rankin for six to clinch victory.

    The visitors were dismissed for 200 in the morning, leaving Sussex 190 to win.

    They slipped to 38-3 at lunch, Chris Wright (3-54) taking all three wickets, but Ben Brown (53) gave the hosts hope and all-rounder Jordan saw them home.

  18. Ibe withdraws from England U20s

    Football

    Jordan Ibe

    Liverpool winger Jordan Ibe withdraws from the England under-20 squad because of a recurring knee injury.

    The 19-year-old will be replaced by Derby County forward Kwame Thomas, 19.

    Aidy Boothroyd's side are playing at the Toulon Tournament this summer - an annual competition in the south of France - alongside China, Ivory Coast, Mexico and Morocco, who they face in their first game on Thursday, 28 May.

  19. Tennis

    Plain sailing

    Novak Djokovic looks to be sailing through his first round match at the French Open.

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    The world number one has taken the opening two sets against Jarkko Nieminen, 6-2 7-5.

  20. Farbrace and Bayliss reunited

    Lovely picture...

  21. Finally home!

    Basketball

    Houston Rockets

    Good news for those hundreds of Houston Rockets supporters who were stuck inside an arena hours after an NBA game because of flash flooding. They've gone home! After 10 and a half hours. Even a day at the Test doesn't last that long...

  22. Lunchtime snack

    #bbcsportsday

    More on the curious omelette sandwich debate...

    Ryan Keyes: The potato omelette sandwich is a staple snack in Spain. Got me through many tough mornings as a student out there.

    We'll take your word for it Ryan.

  23. Yeovil boss Sturrock signs new deal

    Football

    Manager Paul Sturrock has agreed a new two-year deal with Yeovil Town, who were relegated to League Two this season.

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    Sturrock, 58, was appointed Glovers boss in April but had never signed a contract until now.

    "I have got a big job to do here at Yeovil and it's something I am enjoying immensely," he told the club's website.

  24. Whelan set in stone

    Football

    A statue of Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan is to be erected outside the DW Stadium.

    The plan has been announced by the club's chairman David Sharpe, who is the 23-year-old grandson of Mr Whelan.

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    "What my grandfather achieved at Wigan Athletic is beyond the dreams of anyone connected with the club and I feel it is fitting to honour those achievements," he said.

    Whelan resigned as chairman in March, a few months after being banned from football-related activity for six weeks and fined £50,000 for making racist comments.

  25. Stokes - the real deal?

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    Aintree Hammer: He's had a good test match. Give him chance to develop and who knows, but talk of him being the next Botham, or even Flintoff, is wildly premature and possibly damaging to the lad.

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    Stuart: As a Durham member I have watched a fair bit of Ben. He is a batsman who always looks to have far more time than anyone else in any match I have seen him in. His batting is better on fast bouncy wickets, against pace bowling. He's more vulnerable at the moment to spin. His bowling is also better suited to fast pitches. Give him those conditions and yes he's got huge potential.

    Jeff: Enjoy the moment rather than enjoy the man. Stokes has to be judged over a longer period of time.

  26. Accrington sign Davies

    Football

    Accrington Stanley have signed defender Tom Davies on a one-year deal after his release by Fleetwood Town.

    The 23-year-old had loan spells at Alfreton and Scunthorpe last season.

  27. Oshoala wins BBC award

    Football

    FA TV

    Check out this for a cushioned finish. 

    Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala, the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year,shows just how good she is with this one.  

    Just follow the link below...

  28. Lunch-time teaser ... oops

    So, a short while ago we asked you to name the eight teams promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking since 2001 - and gave you the answers.

    Except we missed one.

    Twitter

    Thank goodness you're more alert than we are Mark. Apologies to all and you can rest assure that it will never, ever happen again. Hopefully.

  29. Gossip - Benzema for De Gea?

    Football

    Karim Benzema

    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is being monitored by Manchester United - that's according to the Guardian.

    Arsenal are also reported to be interested in the 27-year-old France international, but United may have the upper hand...

    The newspaper suggests Louis van Gaal's Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea could be used as leverage in a deal, with Benzema's future uncertain following Carlo Ancelotit's sacking as Real boss. It does seem as they though were pretty close...

    Benzema for De Gea? Who would you rather have? Plenty more transfer gossip over here, by the way.

  30. Football

    Working hard

    Twitter

    Forster has not played since undergoing knee surgery in March.

  31. Hoff's moment of madness

    Football

    Espen Hoff

    The last thing you need when you're angry is people laughing at you.

    But we challenge you to do anything but that after watching this moment of madness for IK Start's Norwegian winger Espen Hoff.

    The 33-year-old was sent off against Sarpsborg on Monday and promptly stormed off the pitch and down the tunnel.

    What happens next though, as Hoff goes to kick something in frustration, measures at least a seven on the hilarity-Richter scale.

  32. Rugby Union

    Hartley cited

    England and Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley of Northampton Saints has been cited for striking an opponent with his head.

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    The incident happened during Northampton's Premiership semi-final defeat to Saracens at the weekend, when Hartley is alleged - the BBC understands - to have head-butted Saracens hooker Jamie George.

    Hartley will appear before an RFU disciplinary panel on Wednesday.

  33. KP tweets

    We nearly didn't mention Kevin Pietersen today. Nearly.

  34. Lunch-time teaser: the answer

    Remember the Question of Sport teaser we set earlier?

    We asked you to name the eight teams promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking since 2001?

    The answers, in chronological order… Man City, Leicester City, WBA, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Newcastle United, QPR and, of course, Norwich City.

    Pat on the back for all those who got it.

  35. Match of the Day running order

    Our reader Kit Marsden has come up with a novel way of picking the Match of the Day running order. Earlier - at 11:27 to be precise - we revealed that Swansea have appeared in the bottom slot more times than anyone else.

    Writing in his blog, Norwich fan Kit has devised a formula which "would take an aggregate league position (ALP), by calculating the mean average of the two teams' standings in the table. For example, if the top two teams in the table were to play each other, their ALP would be 1.5 [1st place + 2nd place, divided by two] and so this would be the first game shown".

    What do you reckon?

  36. Oshoala's joy at award

    Football

    After being named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year, Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala said: "I would like to say thank you to the BBC, to my fans around the world and to everyone who voted."

    Oshoala also said the honour was a big lift for Nigeria ahead of this year's World Cup and would help inspire young players in her homeland.

    She said: "It's a really good thing for us as a team because we now know that we have something great and now we want to go at the trophy. We can do it, we did it in 2014 we can also do it this year as well.

    "There is going to be a lot of motivation for women's football in Nigeria now because of this award because there are a lot of fans out there."

  37. BreakingOshoala wins BBC award

    Liverpool Ladies and Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala

    Liverpool Ladies and Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

    Fans voted for the winner and Oshoala, 20, won the award after starring at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada last summer. In addition to being the tournament's leading scorer and voted the best player, her performances led Nigeria to the final, where they were narrowly beaten by Germany.

  38. Stokes - the real deal?

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    Ben Stokes is being hailed as the saviour of English cricket by all and sundry today, after the all-rounder's man-of-the-match performance in the Test win over New Zealand.

    In only his 10th Test, the 23-year-old hit the fastest century in a Lord's Test, a swashbuckling 101 from 92 balls with 15 fours and three sixes.

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    So the question is this: have England found a new cricketing hero or are we making the age-old mistake of building up a young sportsman too quickly?

    Send us your thoughts at #bbcsportsday or at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  39. Golf

    Clarke hopes he won't need his alarm clock

    Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has set his sights on a lie-in on Saturday morning as he looks to win the Irish Open for the first time at the 24th attempt.

    "It's one event I've always aspired to play really, really well in," Clarke said at Royal County Down, ahead of a tournament which starts on Thursday.

    clarke

    "Unfortunately, more Irish Opens than I can count, I've been first off on the Saturday morning which meant that I was not involved in the business end of the tournament. Hopefully this week will be a little bit different."

    Clarke has not recorded a single top-10 on the European Tour since winning the Open Championship at Sandwich in 2011, but comes into the event on the back of a closing 66 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

  40. Football

    Staying put?

    Is this Gareth Bale's way of telling us he will, contrary to some rumours, be a Real Madrid player again next season?

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  41. Football

    Arsene not happy

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised Fifa for not considering the health of players in setting their international summer schedule.

    The Gunners' season ends with Saturday's FA Cup final, before Colombia keeper David Ospina and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez depart for the Copa America, which begins on 11 June.

    wenger

    After the World Cup last year, Wenger says the tournament is "too much". "I am really surprised Fifa authorised that," said the Frenchman.

    "I'll watch [the Copa America], but with a little bit of fear. Sanchez has played 50 games for us and goes there again, having already played in the World Cup last summer."

  42. Boxing

    'I'll break him down'

    Anthony Joshua has vowed to concentrate on his own game ahead of his heavyweight meeting with Kevin Johnson at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

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    Having dispatched last time out of Raphael Zumbano Love (that's him above, having a snooze on the canvas), Joshua, 25, is expecting a tougher test against 'Kingpin' Johnson, who went the distance with Vitali Klitschko in 2009.

    The American has called Joshua "a media hype job" in the build-up, but the Brit said: "I want do a job on him for sure but I am not going to get carried away. I am going to break him down bit by bit."

    The fight is part of the Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin bill at the O2 Arena in London at the weekend.

  43. Headlines at 3

    The sporting headlines so far today...

    Cricket: Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the first Australian to coach England, the 52-year-old New South Wales coach succeeding Peter Moores.

    Football: West Ham United have qualified for next season's Europa League after topping the Premier League Fair Play table.

    West Ham's Stewart Downing

    Football: Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to replace Steve McClaren as Derby County head coach, BBC Derby Sport reports.

    Tennis: Fourth seed Petra Kvitova survived a scare before beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic in the French Open first round, while Rafael Nadal - aiming to win a record 10th French Open - saw off Quentin Halys in straight sets.

  44. London to New York

    Rugby Union

    Start spreading the news, they're playing today .... or at least they could be soon.

    London Irish are reportedly "very close" to playing one of next season's Aviva Premiership matches in New York, BBC Sport understands.

    If it goes ahead, the game, which could be played close to St Patrick's Day - 17 March - would be the first Premiership game played outside England.

  45. Tennis

    Nadal powers through

    Rafael Nadal has not been playing games today.

    There has been some concern about the form of the Spaniard heading into his beloved French Open but Nadal has showed no nerves during his opening round game - winning in straight sets.

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    Nadal required just one hour 50 minutes to steamroll French opponent Quentin Halys 7-3 6-3 6-4.

    Remember, you can catch a special programme on radio 5 live at 20:00 BST called La Decima, focusing on Nadal's quest to become the first man in history to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times.

  46. Bayliss and England 'a good marriage'

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Trevor Bayliss

    Former Australia batsman Marcus North has been speaking about the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as new England coach: "Trevor will let the guys play cricket, enjoy themselves and create an atmosphere where these guys will develop. With the age group of the current England side, it could be a very good marriage and there might be successful times ahead for England.

    "He's so well respected in Australia, his record speaks for itself, and there will be a few jokes going round but everyone in Australia will wish him all the best."

  47. What's for lunch?

    #bbcsportsday

    Earlier we told you, in disbelief, that a colleague in the BBC office was having an omelette sandwich for dinner.

    Matthew Smith: Cheese omelette in a crusty Scottish roll is my favourite way to have my breakfast! Respect to this guy!

    Come on Matthew, as John McEnroe might put it, you cannot be serious.

  48. Is Benitez a good fit for Real?

    Football

    Rafael Benitez

    BBC World Service'sSport Today programme has been speaking to former Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz about what Real Madrid can expect from Rafael Benitez if the former Reds boss, currently in charge of Napoli, is named as Carlo Ancelotti's successor.

    Ancelotti, 55, was sacked as Real manager on Monday, and Benitez - who managed Henchoz at Liverpool - is the front-runner to replace the Italian.

    "He can be quite hard as a manager," Henchoz said. "He's not somebody who talks much with the players, I would say he doesn't have a close relationship with the players.

    "In fact it's the opposite. He's quite distant, he's quite cold. I think if he goes to Real Madrid that could be one of his problems. Especially maybe with a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, I don't think he's going to be very happy with the way Rafa handles the players."

  49. Pellegrini on City speculation

    Football

    Manuel Pellegrini

    This really does seem to be the sacking season for managers - Steve McClaren, Nigel Clough, Carlo Ancelotti, Sam Allardyce... it's all been kicking off over the past few days.

    Factor in Jurgen Klopp's departure from Borussia Dortmund (although will he be taking a break, as Bild suggest?) and everyone's all aflutter over who could step in where. What we need is a strong man. Somebody with the will to nip all this speculation in the bud.

    Step forward Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini - as the Manchester Evening News reports, the Chilean is determined to stay on and win next year's Premier League title, amid reports Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is being lined up to replace him.

  50. Football

    Schneiderlin's Champions League goal

    Morgan Schneiderlin will only leave Southampton this summer for Champions League football and would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

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    The 25-year-old has long been linked with a move away from St Mary's, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is known to be a keen admirer.

    "I think my decision is made," the midfielder told French radio station RMC.

    "If I leave Southampton, it is for a club that plays better than the Europa League. If a club pays the right amount for me, it will be time to leave."

  51. West Ham earn Europa League place

    Football

    The draw for the Europa League's first and second qualifying round is on 22 June.

    Teams to progress from that stage of this season's competition include Flamurtari Vlore of Albania, Chikhura Sachkhere of Georgia, and Nomme Kalju of Estonia.

    The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is beautiful in July, if West Ham fans were to end up there.

  52. West Ham earn Europa League place

    Football

    In a statement, West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: "We are delighted to have won a place in the Uefa Europa League as we want to ensure the Boleyn Ground the best send-off possible, and progress in this competition will certainly help with that.

    "Starting in early July will bring its challenges, but everyone will be relishing the opportunity to feature on the European stage. It should be a fantastic experience."

    Hammers fans - will you be scrapping your summer holiday in favour of a trip to Finland? Your first round qualifying first leg is on 2 July...

  53. West Ham earn Europa League place

    Football

    England finished second in Uefa's Fair Play table, earning an extra spot in the first qualifying round of next season's Europa League.

    That place goes to the team that tops the Premier League's fair play rankings - West Ham. Everton and Burnley were also in the mix to qualify.

  54. BreakingWest Ham earn Europa League place

    Football

    Good news for West Ham fans - the Hammers will be playing in the Europa League next season after topping England's fair play rankings.

    That is good news, right? Now all they need is a manager...

  55. A duck for Cumbria - Stokes's start in England

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    No, the headline above isn't the latest reality TV show to hit our screens, BBC Radio 5 live has been speaking to John Gibson, who coached Ben Stokes during his time as a junior at Cockermouth Cricket Club. Here's what he had to say on the England international:

    "Ben first came here from New Zealand as a 12-year-old and played with us for five or six years. I thought he was a good player, but I think we'd have been foolish to say we thought he'd play for England - there are lots of junior players who impress. But it's incredible what he has gone on to achieve.

    "The first match he played in for Cumbria he got a duck, but he then played for a higher age group and got a big hundred, and that caught the eye of people from other counties. He bowled quickly and hit the ball hard for his age, and that got him off to a good start."

  56. Cambiasso won't be rushed - Pearson

    Football

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson would "love" Esteban Cambiasso to sign a new contract but says they will not rush the 34-year-old former Inter Milan midfielder into making a decision.

    Pearson said: "Everybody here would love him to stay. He has been a really positive figure on and off the field.

    "But we give him time and that is the respect he is due."

  57. County Championship update

    Cricket

    Division One - Sussex 191 & 38-3 v Warwickshire 180 & 200

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Clive Eakin at Hove: "Sussex face a tough run chase of 190 to beat Warwickshire on a very difficult batting track at Hove. At lunch, they're 38-3 with Chris Wright having claimed all three wickets.

    "Warwickshire were all out for 200. Ian Westwood batted at number 10 despite nursing a suspected broken thumb. He was out for two.

    "The home side's prospects have been helped by two dropped catches, with Ed Joyce one of the batsmen to escape. He's still there on 13."

  58. HRH interviewed by Lineker

    Football

    The Duke of Cambridge

    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has filmed an interview with The Duke of Cambridge ahead of the FA Cup final between HRH's beloved Aston Villa and holders Arsenal.

    The Duke, in his first broadcast interview since the birth of Princess Charlotte, spoke about how he became a Villa fan, his nerves ahead of Saturday's match and the possibility of both his children supporting Tim Sherwood's rejuvenated side.

    In the interview, which will air in BBC One's FA Cup final build-up from 17:00 BST on Saturday, HRH also spoke passionately about his role as president of the Football Association and his desire to support the grassroots of the game.

  59. County Championship update

    Cricket

    Division One - Worcestershire 323 & 192 v Durham 198 & 20-0

    BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson at New Road:

    "It's been an entertaining morning with Joe Leach smashing 76 in 53 balls to set Durham a challenging target of 318 to win.

    "His innings included 10 fours and three sixes and was more like watching a T20 innings than a Championship one.

    "He was eventually bowled by Australian John Hastings, who took a career best 7-60."

  60. Hernandez heading back to Manchester

    Football

    Javier Hernandez

    Javier Hernandez will return to Manchester United after Real Madrid opted not to exercise an option to buy the Mexican.

    Hernandez joined Real on a season-long loan and the 26-year-old scored nine times in 33 appearances for the Spanish side. His United contract is not due to expire until 2016.

  61. County Championship update

    Cricket

    Division One - Somerset 485 v Yorkshire 438

    BBC Somerset's Stephen Lamb at Taunton: "A scintillating last-wicket partnership of 74 by the Overton twins - Jamie and Craig - gave Somerset a 47-run first innings lead over Yorkshire on the third morning.

    "Excellent bowling from the visitors, with Steven Patterson to the fore, had left Somerset in danger of trailing, but a 19-ball 50 from Jamie Overton included three sixes and seven fours, ending when he was caught at slip by Tim Bresnan off Adil Rashid.

    "The match ball had to be replaced after one of the sixes went into the River Tone. But Patterson finished with 5-70 from 23 overs, and Tom Cooper fell just one run short of his maiden century for Somerset. The plaudits belonged to the Overton twins though, who provided the Somerset faithful with some wonderful entertainment."

  62. The legend of Rafa

    Tennis

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Rafa Nadal

    Rafael Nadal wins the opening set in his first-round match against Quentin Halys in the French Open, so let me take the opportunity to remind you about tonight's special BBC Radio 5 live programme titled 'La Decima'.

    It is on at 20:00 BST and examines the dominance of the Spaniard at Roland Garros.

    Like this from his great rival Roger Federer: "Rafa is the best mover we've ever seen on clay. What always shows up is his mental and physical strength. Even if you play great he can still beat you and that's what makes him the legend he is today."

    Follow a dedicated live text on Nadal's match here

  63. County Championship update

    Cricket

    Division Two - Kent 282 & 35-1 v Surrey 292

    BBC Radio Kent's Matt Cole at Beckenham:"The game's evenly poised at lunch on day three. Surrey took a 10-run first-innings lead thanks to a composed last-wicket stand of 36 between Tom Curran and Luke Fletcher - who batted beautifully despite not being able to bowl because of a back injury.

    "Kent's Darren Stevens and Matt Coles ended up with four wickets each. The strip's still got plenty of life, and no batsman has looked truly 'in' on it since the start. For Kent, much may rest on the seemingly rejuvenated Rob Key, who has started his second innings as he did the first - in confident style."

  64. Bale's going nowhere - Coleman

    Football

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Chris Coleman says he doesn't expect Gareth Bale's position to change at Real Madrid following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Bale is expected to win his 50th cap for Wales next month when they take on Belgium in front of a sell-out crowd in Cardiff next month.

    Asked if he expected Bale's future to change at Madrid, Coleman said: "I don't."

    "The president thinks a lot of Gareth. Unless Gareth wants to leave, which I don't think is the case, then I don't think he'll go anywhere. I don't think he wants to leave."

  65. County Championship update

    Cricket

    Ashwell Prince

    Division Two - Lancashire 479-6 v Derbyshire 370

    Ashwell Prince has moved onto 217 not out as Lancashire continue to press ahead on day three against Derbyshire at Southport.

    The former South Africa batsman, who turns 38 on Thursday, needs 41 more runs to pass the career-best 257 not out he scored for Lancashire against Northants last season.

  66. United's Young on Falcao

    Football

    Manchester United won't be askingRadamel Falcaoback for next season - the Monaco striker is set to return to Monaco after a loan.

    But the Colombian is still in United winger Ashley Young's good books...

  67. Prior on Bayliss

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    And here's what Matt Prior had to say on Trevor Bayliss, who has just been appointed England's new head coach.

    "From what I can hear he is an old-fashioned coach and I think that will suit the dressing room. You want to harness the ability of the young players and if you bring in a coach in with too many theories that can stifle young ability.

    "It's important the players buy into it, get behind the coach and captain. It is a massive summer coming up."

  68. Prior on Stokes

    Cricket

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live earlier, and here's what he had to say on Ben Stokes and his brilliant all-round performance in help England's win against New Zealand.

    "Ben Stokes is the kind of player who is always going to take the positive approach and do the positive thing. It's not always going to work but he certainly did it over the five days against New Zealand. He turned the game around for England.

    "Every single sportsman will go through a difficult period in their careers but the important thing is how they react and how they learn from their mistakes? Stokes has gone away and improved."

  69. Bayliss named new England coach

    Cricket

    One of those young players Trevor Bayliss mentions is surely Ben Stokes. The 23-year-old was in sensational form with ball and bat over the long weekend, helping England secure victory over New Zealand in their second Test at Lords.

    Can Bayliss get the best out of him over the summer and beyond? Dunno if you've heard but the Ashes are coming up? It's kind of a big deal...

  70. Bayliss named as new England coach

    Cricket

    And here's what the man himself Trevor Bayliss has had to say: "It's an honour to be appointed England coach. There's a great opportunity to help Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan shape the direction and development of their respective teams.

    "I am also looking forward to working alongside Paul Farbrace once again as we have a similar outlook on the game, get on well after two years working together and have kept in touch.

    "What particularly excites me about the role is the chance to work with a very talented group of players. I firmly believe that the team has a bright future and I'll be doing everything I can to help them realise their potential and achieve success on a consistent basis."

  71. Bayliss named new England coach

    Cricket

    In a statement, the ECB's director of England cricket Andrew Strauss said: "Trevor has an outstanding record as coach, has global experience and is very highly regarded in the game.

    "He has proved himself in both domestic and international cricket, has a strong reputation for man-management and has shown how to build winning teams in all three formats.

    "His expertise in the shorter forms of the game will be vital as we build towards three major ICC events over the next four years.

    "Trevor will also work well with Paul Farbrace, an exceptional coach who will continue as assistant coach after helping us to an outstanding victory over New Zealand."

  72. Bayliss named new England coach

    Cricket

    Trevor Bayliss

    Bayliss will be the first Australian to coach England of course.

    He's had considerable success as coach of Twenty20 sides the Sydney Sixers and Kolkata Knight Riders, winning the Australian Big Bash and Champions League with Sydney in 2012 and the Indian Premier League title with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014.

    But he is perhaps best known for leading Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai, where they narrowly lost to India. Paul Farbrace - England's stand-in head coach after Peter Moores' departure - was his assistant.

  73. BreakingBayliss named new England coach

    Cricket

    Trevor Bayliss has been named England's new head coach.

    The 52-year-old New South Wales coach succeeds Peter Moores, whose second spell ended in a sacking in early May.

    Bayliss led Sri Lanka from 2007-2011, took temporary charge of Australia for their Twenty20 series in South Africa in 2014 and has coached Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

    He played in 58 first-class matches as a batsman for his native New South Wales but never represented Australia.

  74. Does Terry want Ancelotti back?

    Football

    John Terry

    John Terry has had some kind words for Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked as manager of Real Madrid on Monday. The 55-year-old Italian was also fired from Chelsea in 2011, after two years in charge.

    Chelsea captain Terry told Talksport: "I was very close with Carlo both on and off the pitch."

    "He's a close second to Jose Mourinho, in terms of my favourite manager. With what I've won under Jose, he just edges it.

    "Carlo is a fantastic manager and an unbelievable man-manager. I'd love to see him back in the Premier League and winning things."

  75. Formula 1

    No action to be taken

    Maria de Villota

    No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.

    De Villota lost her right eye at Duxford Airfield while testing for Marussia and died a year later aged 33. The HSE said the driver's family had been informed of its decision.

    Manor Grand Prix Racing, which operated Marussia and now runs the Manor team, has yet to comment.

    Read the full story here

  76. Get involved via BBC Sport's Facebook page

    Hardest jobs in sport

    Jack Willoughby: Being the manager of Real Madrid is tough, so is being the manager of England with such an overhyped mediocre talent pool and high expectations. But this season I imagine being Blackpool manager hasn't been easy - basically have to build a team from scratch with no transfer money and little to offer in terms of wages. You're in a very demanding league, with a delusional chairman, a club infrastructure which is laughable: training pitch, kit washing, no spare kit, etc, and will probably encounter some damage to your win percentage and reputation.

    Michael Stainthorpe: Being a manager in the North East as the pride, passion and expectation is regarded as being far higher by its fans than anywhere else. For the fans here football is not just match day, its a way of life.

    Les Stewart: Cleaning the Liverpool trophy cabinet cos its piled high with dust.

    Not a Man United fan are you by any chance Les? And Jack, we're guessing you're a follower of the Seasiders, in which case we send our sincerest condolences and promise not to mention Preston's promotion. Oops, too late...

  77. Tennis

    Nadal on now

    Rafael Nadal is about to begin his quest to win a 10th French Open title.

    The Spaniard, who has only ever suffered defeat at Roland Garros on one occasion (in 2009, a fourth round loss to Sweden's Robin Soderling) is up against Frenchman Quentin Halys.

    Follow live text commentary here.

  78. Hernandez charged with violent conduct

    Football

    The Football Association charge Hull forward Abel Hernandez with violent conduct for an incident with Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

    The incident, which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, occurred in the 70th minute of Sunday's Premier League fixture.

    Hernandez, 24, has until 18:00 BST on Wednesday to reply to the charge.

  79. Basketball

    Going nowhere fast

    Remember the story about fans of the Houston Rockets being trapped for hours inside an arena after five inches of rain caused flash floods during their team's win over Golden State Warriors.(08:14)?

    Well, BBC Sport has tracked one of those fans down.

    Lauren Finkelstein, 33, pictured third-left holding aloft the flag, is still in the Toyota Centre stadium and is likely to remain there till 10am Tuesday ... which will be 14 hours after the game finished.

    Twitter

    "The bad weather started just as the game did and did not stop until an hour ago," she said.

    "People have just stayed here, sleeping in parts of the stadium and they have given us refreshments, snacks and drinks and stuff. I even got a tour of the locker rooms

    "One of the Rockets' players Dwight Howard stayed with the fans as it was too bad for him to drive home."

  80. What's for lunch?

    #bbcsportsday

    Phil Jones-Davies: What's wrong with an omelette sandwich? Not had one myself, but far less messy than a fried egg sandwich.

    Fair point, but we're still not sure about it Phil...

  81. Football

    No place for Diego

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has called up uncapped Sevilla duo Sergio Rico and Aleix Vidal for next month's internationals against Costa Rica and Belarus, but Chelsea forward Diego Costa misses out.

    Goalkeeper Rico, 21, and winger Vidal, 25, have been rewarded for some impressive performances this season for the Andalusian club, who finished fifth in La Liga and face Dnipro in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

    Costa and Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago are among those absent, with fitness concerns ruling both players out of Del Bosque's plans.

    And judging by this pic, Costa is struggling - he can't even get that Premier League trophy above his head.

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  82. Football

    Keeper on way out

    Dundee have confirmed that Kyle Letheren will be released when the goalkeeper's contract ends at the end of this month.

    The 27-year-old Welshman joined Dundee after leaving Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock in 2013.

    Previously with Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle, Letheren helped Dundee win the Championship title last season.

  83. Hardest job in sport

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    Freddy Harper-Davis: Hardest job in sport is being a Plymouth fan as you have to travel stupid distances and then lose miserably.

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    AJ Morley: Being a journalist while interviewing Nigel Pearson...

    Andrew Neill: Surely following the best coach in the Premier League into the top job at NUFC must rank up there among the toughest?

  84. Football

    Benitez to West Ham?

    Down in 'Lahndan' (London, for you and me) meanwhile, West Ham are also taking their time over finding a new manager.

    The Evening Standard quotes a club source as saying they'll take "two to three weeks" to name Sam Allardyce's successor.

    The paper mentions Rafael Benitez of Napoli, Sevilla boss Unai Emery and Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa as options the Hammers are considering.

    Let's not forget Benitez is the front-runner for the Real Madrid job though...

  85. Lunch-time teaser

    A Question of Sport Teaser

    BBC

    A little teaser courtesy of our Question of Sport team to keep you occupied during your lunch-break.

    Since 2001, which eight teams have been promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking?

    And on the topic of lunch, one of our colleagues has just unwrapped an omelette sandwich. That's right, an omelette between two pieces of bread.

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    He claims this is normal, we think he's weird. He is from London though...

  86. McClaren for Newcastle?

    Football

    Steve McClaren

    What's the latest word on the managerial situation at St James' Park?

    Well the news is that there's... no news. The Evening Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle are yet to make an approach for Steve McClaren, who was sacked as Derby County boss on Monday.

    In early May, former England manager McClaren turned down the chance to take over for Newcastle's final three games of the season.

  87. Tennis

    Latest from Paris

    A couple of results from day three of the French Open.

    Russia's 18th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova (pictured) has beaten Dutch player Kiki Bertens, though not without a scare - winning in three sets, 6-1 4-6 6-2.

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    The Czech Republic's Tereza Smitkova had an easier time of it against Taylor Townsend, seeing off the American 6-3 6-4.

  88. Football

    Wales squad announced

    Defenders James Chester and Paul Dummett have been included in the Wales squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium on 12 June.

    Hull City's Chester and Dummett of Newcastle United missed March's 3-0 win in Israel because of injuries.

    Leicester City midfielder Andy King returns after serving a two-match ban but injuries rule out James Collins and Ben Davies.

    Blackburn's uncapped defender Adam Henley is also included in a 23-man squad.

  89. Headlines at 12

    Football: Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Steven Gerrard will continue to win silverware when he joins LA Galaxy.

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    Basketball: Fans of the Houston Rockets have been trapped for hours inside an arena as five inches of rain caused flash floods during their teams win over Golden State Warriors.

    Football: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised Fifa for not considering the health of players in setting their international summer schedule, with the Copa America starting in 11 June.

  90. Football

    Unreal for Neil

    It has been quite a six months for Norwich manager Alex Neil.

    The Scot started the season managing Hamilton in front of 730 fans in a Scottish League Cup match against Arbroath and ended it winning the richest fixture in football against Boro in front of more than 85,000 people at Wembley.

    Defender Martin Olsson is clearly a fan of the boss, saying: "We've been working well under Alex. No disrespect to [previous boss Neil Adams] but if Alex had been in charge from the start of the season I think we would have won promotion automatically. He's a very tough manager but that's what we needed."

    Neil, 33, said: "I'm more pleased for everybody else about winning promotion. The thing that drives me is letting people down and Norwich showed so much belief in giving me the job so young."

  91. Football

    Norwich confident

    Manager Alex Neil is confident his Norwich team will be competitive in the Premier League after securing promotion with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in Monday's Championship play-off final.

    Nathan Redmond

    "I'm not silly, I know it is going to be a huge task for us," said the 33-year-old Scot. "We will be one of the smallest clubs in the Premier League.

    "But there are other clubs of a similar size who have done well. There is no reason why we cannot do that."

  92. Ancelotti sacked as Real boss

    Football

    Carlo Ancelotti

    French striker Karim Benzema is the latest Real Madrid player to express his support for Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked as manager of the Spanish club on Monday.

    "It's been an honour and privilege working with you," the 27-year-old wrote on Instagram.

  93. Hardest job in sport

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    Dylan Sheridan: Must be the match stewards lining the pitch. Never allowed to look behind them, no matter how tempting it must be. I couldn't.

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    Joseph Kizza: Toughest job in sport is being a top player, join a new club, your form nosedives steadily, then fans start wanting you out!

    Robert Procter: Toughest job in sport has to be watching the English football team, always build hopes up then do nothing.

    John Sweeney: Following in Fergie's footsteps and managing Man Utd.

  94. Bournemouth sign Boruc

    Football

    Bournemouth sign former Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc on a free transfer after the Poland international was released by Saints.

    The 35-year-old, who has also played for Celtic, signs a one-year deal with Bournemouth, who earned promotion to the Premier League as winners of the Championship this season.

    Boruc had spent the majority of last term on loan at Eddie Howe's side.

  95. Valencia to miss Copa America?

    Football

    Antonio Valencia

    Manchester United defender/winger/midfielder Antonio Valencia is likely to miss Ecuador's Copa America campaign as he's just had surgery to remove metal pins from his ankle, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

    Ecuador's opening match is against tournament hosts Chile on June 11, and the 29-year-old is expected to be out for two weeks.

    Valencia had the pins put in after suffering ligament damage in a Champions League match against Rangers in September 2010.

  96. Cricket

    No hard feelings

    Jason Gillespie has admitted he would have made the same decision as Andrew Strauss had he been in charge of finding the next England coach.

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    The Aussie appears to have missed out on the job, with the ECB reported to be in advanced talks with former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss.

    "If I put myself in Andrew's shoes, I'd probably make the same decision, if I'm honest," Gillespie told the Yorkshire Post.

    "I spoke to Andrew Strauss this morning. He said they've got a preferred candidate they're speaking to. I said, 'That's fine, no worries at all.'"

  97. On the box tonight

    Gary Lineker
    Image caption: 'Come in Gary, have a brew. Milk? Sugar?'

    And as we've mentioned Gary Lineker, imagine if he nipped round to your house for a brew. Well, that's what happened to a Cambridge United player Ryan Donaldson when his side drew Manchester United in this season's FA Cup.

    The interview is part of a special programme being aired on BBC One this evening, entitled 'Gary Lineker on the Road to FA Cup Glory'. It's on at 22:45 BST in England and Wales, at 23:15 in Northern Ireland and at 23:35 in Scotland.

    It includes interviews with Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, Roberto Martinez, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen... in short, it's just really good and worth a watch.

  98. Football

    Chelsea the main act

    Some other Match of the Day stats for you...

    • Chelsea topped the bill on the most occasions - also 10.
    • Manchester City appeared in the top three matches more than any other team - 21 times.
    • Stoke were the only team not to appear in the opening match all season.
    • Sunderland made the second-most appearances in the bottom slot (nine), followed by Aston Villa (eight).
    • Gary Lineker's beloved Leicester made four of their five appearances in the top slot between 21 March 21 and 2 May as they hit form at just the right time to secure survival.
  99. Football

    Last... again!

    Swansea boss Garry Monk had an interesting response after being told that his side made the most appearances in the bottom slot on the main Match of the Day programme this season.

    Monk's men were last on the bill 10 times. They made just two appearances at the top of the bill, in August and September - a win over Manchester United and a defeat at Chelsea.

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    Reacting to the news, the Swans boss joked: "We must be crap! I don't really care, but it is a bit funny. I know Swansea fans have been having some banter with (presenter) Gary Lineker and sending tweets.

    "Sometimes it's good to fly under the radar a little bit as you get underestimated and other times you think we deserve better recognition."

  100. Get involved, via #bbcsportsday

    Barry Hainsworth: On this evening in 1999 my in-laws visit to see their new grandchild and saw me on my knees in front of the TV urging MUFC to victory.

  101. Football

    Empty seats

    Crowds of more than 80,000 have watched in recent years when Premier League clubs have played friendlies in Malaysia.

    But it looks like being very different this time.

    Only 19,000 tickets have been sold for Tottenham's fixture against a Malaysian XI on Wednesday after supporters group Ultras Malaya labelled the game "a circus match", saying it caused disruption to their domestic league and World Cup qualifying preparations.

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    The group has asked fans to rip up any free tickets offered and urged people to boycott the match.

  102. 'I'll have the Clooney look, please'

    Luke Procter
    Image caption: Luke Procter hard at work in his local barbers

    Lancashire all-rounder Luke Procter spent his winter training to be a barber and is now spending the summer practising on his Red Rose team-mates.

    The 26-year-old set up a makeshift salon in the toilet area of the home dressing room at Old Trafford and offers a free service to his team mates.

    As part of a personal development plan devised with the Professional Cricketers' Association, Procter has even cut the hair of his boss, Ashley Giles.

    "Luke was a little bit nervous but he's very good," said former England spinner Giles. "He's got a good hairdresser's chat and he did a very good job on me. He used the clippers on the side and the back and then the scissors on the top and a comb-over for a George Clooney look, which is what I asked for."

    George Clooney
    Image caption: George Clooney or Ashley Giles?
  103. Who's in the Spain squad?

    Football

    Spain announce their squad for a friendly match against Costa Rica on 10 June and the European Championship qualifier against Belarus on 14 June. 

    There's no Ander Herrera or Juan Mata but their Manchester United team-mate David De Gea gets the nod, and there's a first call-up for Sevilla's 25-year-old winger Alex Vidal.

  104. Get involved via BBC Sport's Facebook page

    Hardest jobs in sport

    On the back of Real's sacking of Carlo Ancelotti - who led the club to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup last season - we want to know what you reckon is the toughest job in sport.

    Ryan Rowe: England job, and Old Firm jobs have to be in there, hatred from all of the country and then pure, unrivalled despise from the other side. Huge persona stress and expected to win multiple trophies every year. For both, media attention in the country is at it's highest and most invasive.

    Dylan Thomas: Being a linesman the amount of abuse they get is unreal.

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    Stax Volt: Being a fan is the hardest job in sport. You're expected to turn up come rain or shine. To stick with it come thick or thin. To carry the burden of under achievement 24/7. To suffer the indignity of sportsmen moving on and then crowing when they get a great result against you. To suffer the indignities of poor officiating. Add to that the often huge distances you may have to travel, under your own steam.

  105. Headlines at - almost - 11

    So then, we were meant to bring you the sporting headlines at 11:00 sharp. Alas we got distracted because someone had just made a brew. So here, instead, are the headlines at 11:07...

    Football: Rafael Benitez is expected to be installed as the new Real Madrid manager after his season with Italian club Napoli finishes on Sunday.

    Fans stuck in Houston due to flash flooding

    Basketball: Fans of the Houston Rockets have been trapped for hours inside an arena as five inches of rain caused flash floods during their teams win over Golden State Warriors.

    Football: Roberto Di Matteo has resigned as manager of German side Schalke after seven and a half months in charge.

  106. Football

    Saints six depart

    Southampton release six players as boss Ronald Koeman rebuilds ahead of next season.

    Jos Hooiveld, Artur Boruc, Cody Cropper, Omar Rowe, Jake Sinclair and Chris Johns have been released from their contracts, the club has announced.

  107. Rugby Union

    Trio to leave

    Ospreys have confirmed the departure of Fijian's Aisea Natoga and Tevita Cavubati plus Scarlets-bound Morgan Allen.

    Aisea Natoga
  108. When you've got to go...

    Norwich promoted to Premier League

    I'm sure there are a few mums (or dads for that matter) who can sympathise with this reaction. The tweet below is from Nathan Redmond's mother, sent out and into the world after her son scored Norwich's second goal in Monday's Championship play-off final.

    Nathan Redmond's mum's Twitter

    We've all been there.

  109. Gerrard 'will win trophies' in MLS

    Football

    Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Steven Gerrardwill continue to win silverware when he joins LA Galaxy.

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    The 34-year-old will move to the Major League Soccer side this summer after lifting 10 trophies at Anfield, including the Champions League in 2005.

    "We'll be reading about him doing something in a cup final and taking them to a trophy - he's done that throughout his career and it's not going to change now," Carragher told BBC Radio Merseyside.

  110. No parade for Norwich

    Football

    John Ruddy

    They may have bagged themselves a place in next year's Premier League by winning Monday's Championship play-off final, but there'll be no encore from the Norwich players. 

    BBC Radio Norfolk's sport editor explains...

  111. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    On the back of Real's sacking of Carlo Ancelotti - who led the club to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup last season - we want to know what you reckon is the toughest job in sport.

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    Damian Lewis: Hardest job in sport is surely being a dentist. Do you fancy saying open wide to Suarez or Tyson!

    Bellerby: Leeds under Cellino... Actually Leeds under anybody.

    John McEnerney: Hardest job in sport being on stretcher duty at a sumo wrestling tournament!

    Get involved using #bbcsportsday on Twitter, text us on 81111 (UK only) or post a comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  112. GB's World Championship squad

    BMX

    British Cycling announces the five riders who will represent the Great Britain in the UCI BMX World Championships.

    The games run from 21 - 25 July in Zolder, Belgium and Kyle Evans,Quillan Isidore,Liam Phillips and Tre Whyte will be competing in the elite men's category.

    Paddy Sharrock will represent Great Britain in the men's junior competition.

  113. Football

    'I'm going nowhere' - Kane

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane has dismissed speculation of a move to Manchester United.

    Kane has been Spurs' standout performer this season, scoring 21 league goals to help the club finish in the Premier League.

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    At a news conference in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his club's friendly on Wednesday against a Malaysian select squad, Kane said: "Spurs are a big club and I have a bright future here. I hope to continue scoring goals and doing well with the club."

    Music to the ears of Tottenham fans.

  114. Clement set for Derby job

    Football

    Real Madrid assistant manager Paul Clement is set to replace Steve McClaren as Derby County head coach, BBC Derby Sport reports.

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    McClaren was sacked on Monday following constant speculation about him taking over at Newcastle and Derby's failure to make the Championship play-offs.

    Clement, 43, has been Real's number two to Carlo Ancelotti since 2013, but the Italian was sacked on Monday and he is now expected to take over at the IPro Stadium later this week.

  115. No Blades approach for Parkinson

    Football

    Phil Parkinson

    Bradford City joint-chairman Mark Lawn insists there has been no approach from Sheffield United for Phil Parkinson. Bantams boss Parkinson was installed as overwhelming favourite to succeed the sacked Nigel Clough but Lawn told the Telegraph & Argus: "We have not been approached by Sheffield United and Phil is still under contract to us."

  116. Whose shoes are these?

    Football

    A pair of loafers...

    Who's this in these fancy loafers?

    Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz, who captured the imagination of social media users around the world after being nutmegged by Barcelona's Lionel Messi earlier this season, has the answer.

    Clue: He's scored 28 goals for the Ligue 1 champions this season...

  117. Football

    Benitez on verge

    Ben Smith

    BBC Sport

    "Rafael Benitez is expected to be installed as the new Real Madrid manager after his season with Italian club Napoli finishes on Sunday.

    "The former Liverpool manager, 55, has not yet signed a contract with the 10-time European champions but negotiations are at an advanced stage.

    "Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as Real Madrid manager on Monday after two seasons in charge at the Bernabeu.

    "Italian Ancelotti, 55, secured Real's 10th European Cup last season."

  118. Support for Ancelotti

    Football

    Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted his support for Carlo Anclotti before the Italian was sacked as manager of Real Madrid, and now his team-mate James Rodriguez has done the same. 

     "Thanks for everything boss," the Colombian posted on Instagram. "You've taught me a lot in a short time."

  119. Houghton staying at City

    Football

    Steph Houghton
    Image caption: Steph Houghton has won 53 caps for England

    England captain Steph Houghton has signed a contract extension to stay at Manchester City until the end of the 2017 season.

    Speaking to the club's official website, the defender said: "I'm extremely delighted. It was always in my mind that I wanted to be here for longer and I'm so happy to have put pen to paper on a new deal.

    "I feel so at home at Manchester City. I know I've developed as a player over the last 16 months and as a team, we've got a really good philosophy and really good people who all want to play a part in helping the club to become the best it can be."

  120. Football

    Costly sip of water

    We daresay you've never heard of Sui Weijie but, nonetheless, spare a thought for him today.

    In goal for Chongqing Lifan in a Chinese Super League match, and with his relegation-threatened team leading 1-0 with a few minutes remaining - he decided to take a sip of water from a bottle next to his goal.

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    Alas he didn't realise opponents Liaoning had taken a quick free kick and, as he stood motionless drinking next to the goal, they booted the ball in the net.

    "I made a terrible mistake", Weijie said afterwards. If he expected his club to be sympathetic he was to be disappointed - Lifan fined him 50,000 yuan (£5,200).

  121. County Championship prospects - Division Two

    Cricket

    Lancashire look set for a first-innings lead against Derbyshire at Southport, where they will resume on 348-4 - just 22 runs behind - with South African batsman Ashwell Prince unbeaten on 156.

    The match is evenly poised at Beckenham, where Surrey ended the second day on 250-8 in reply to 282 all out by Kent, with skipper Gareth Batty 36 not out.

  122. Di Matteo resigns as Schalke manager

    Football

    I'm losing track of how many managers have been sacked or resigned in the past few days now.

    Nigel Clough at Sheffield United, Steve McClaren at Derby, Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, and now Di Matteo.

    Place your bets now on who is going where as the merry-go-round begins to whirl...

    McClaren for.... no, I won't say it.

  123. Di Matteo resigns as Schalke manager

    Football

    Schalke have had some high points this year - most notably their 4-3 win at Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 in March (even though they still went out on aggregate to the Spanish club).

    In a statement, sporting director Horst Heldt says they could not "stop the downward trend" in the second half of the season.

    Di Matteo had led the club to third place in the German table, having taken over when they were 11th in October. But defeat by strugglers Hamburg on Saturday left them with two wins from 10 games, and they missed out on a Champions League place by finishing sixth.

  124. Di Matteo resigns as Schalke manager

    Football

    Where next for Roberto Di Matteo then? He leaves Schalke after seven and a half months in charge, having failed to secure the club a place in next season's Champions League.

    The Italian won the thing with Chelsea of course, back in May 2012, but was replaced at Stamford Bridge by Rafael Benitez four months later.

  125. Football

    What next for Derby?

    And who will replace Steve McClaren in the great managerial merry-go-round. Well actually, it might be a Real Madrid coach checking into iPro Stadium.

    Nope, not Carlo Ancelotti... but his sidekick Paul Clement. The Mirror are even reporting the ex-Chelsea and Paris St-Germain number two as willing to take a £250,000 pay-cut. Not bad.

    Paul Clement
    Image caption: Englishman Clement is one of the most respected coaches in Europe
  126. Jimmy in at Newcastle?

    Football

    So, another manager bites the dust. We wonder who will be Newcastle manager next season?

    Will it be John Carver? A few of today's newspapers have linked Burton's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with the job, while Steve McClaren is also likely to be in the frame after being sacked by Derby County.

    Who do you want Newcastle fans?

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    Image caption: Hasselbaink led Burton to the League Two title this season
  127. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Football

    Roberto Di Matteo

    Roberto Di Matteo resigns from his position as Schalke manager.

    The former Chelsea coach led the German club to sixth place in the Bundesliga table this year.

    A statement on the club's official website says the 44-year-old made the decision following a post-season analysis with sporting director Horst Heldt.

  128. Championship play-off highlights

    Football

    Norwich celebrate

    Have you seen the highlights of yesterday's Championship play-off final yet?

    Alex Neil's Norwich went through against Middlesbrough at Wembley - in a match worth a potential £120m and a place in next year's Premier League.

    The Football League Show is up on BBC iPlayer. You can watch here.

  129. On this day

    The 26th May tends to be pretty kind to Manchester United fans.

    For a start, it is the birthday of their legendary manager Sir Matt Busby who was born in 1909.

    Sir Matt Busby

    While, on this day in 1983, Norman Whiteside became the youngest person, at 18 years and 18 days, to score in an FA Cup final when he netted in Manchester United's replay win over Brighton.

    Oh yeah... and who can forget this day in 1999? Nou Camp. Need I say more? Were you there? We are always in the market for anecdotal and photographic evidence.

    Manchester United
  130. Tennis

    Listen up

    And, while we're talking Nadal, may we point you in the direction of a special BBC Radio 5 live programme titled 'La Decima'.

    It is on tonight at 20:00 BST and examines the dominance of the Spaniard - pictured below after beating Argentina's Mariano Puerta to win his first French Open title in 2005 - at Roland Garros.

    Rafael Nadal (2nd right) poses with the winner's trophy with runner up Mariano Puerta (left), Zinadine Zidane (right) and Christian Bime

    Featuring contributions from Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Chris Evert, it's well worth a listen.

  131. Tennis

    History-maker

    Rafael Nadal is in action at the French Open today, where he is bidding to become the first man in history to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times.

    Rafael Nadal

    The Spaniard is the second match on Philippe-Chatrier Court against Frenchman Quentin Halys.

    Nadal has - and this is a pretty amazing stat - won 66 of the 67 matches he has contested since making his debut in Paris in 2005.

    "That moment when you go on court and see the people there," Nadal says, "is difficult to describe, but very emotional and very positive."

    Sweden's Robin Soderling remains the only man ever to have beaten Nadal at Roland Garros, winning their fourth-round encounter in 2009 in straight sets.

  132. Football

    Anfield target

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    The Independent: Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group are enquiring about Aston Villa's Belgium international striker Christian Benteke, 24, who has two years left on his contract and could cost in excess of £20m.

  133. County Championship prospects - Division One

    Cricket

    Worcestershire will start day three on 65-6 in their second innings, after losing four wickets in the space of three overs in Monday's final session, but with a 190-run lead over Durham at New Road.

    Warwickshire are just 169 in front against Sussex at Hove, having struggled to 180-7 on the second day with pace bowler Matthew Hobden taking 4-48 - and it is not yet known whether Ian Westwood will be able to bat after suffering a thumb injury.

    The final Division One game sees Somerset on 309-4 at Headingley, with Tom Cooper 55 not out, replying to 438 all out by reigning champions Yorkshire.

  134. Football

    McClaren out

    Steve McClaren is looking for a new job today after being sacked by Derby County.

    The Championship club said they had made the decision following a "thorough review of the 2014-15 season".

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    McClaren, 54, who has been strongly linked with the managerial job at Newcastle, joined Derby in September 2013 and led them to the Championship play-off final in 2014.

    "I'm very disappointed with the decision," said the former England boss in a statement.

    Derby finished eighth in the second tier this season, missing out on the play-offs.

  135. Is Trevor Bayliss a good choice as England cricket coach?

    Vic Marks

    Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast

    "He's actually got far more international experience than Jason Gillespie. What will be handy is that he has worked with Paul Farbrace before and he won't want to disrupt too much of what has been going on in the last five days. People regard him as a pretty safe pair of hands, even if he isn't well known in England."

  136. Cricket

    Bayliss beckons?

    Jason Gillespie might well be feeling a little miffed for the England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions over the England coach role, with a candidate understood to be Trevor Bayliss.

    Trevor Bayliss

    Reports in Australia suggest the New South Wales coach, 52, is set to be appointed as Peter Moores' successor, with the news reported by all the papers in England today too.

    Gillespie was expected to take the job after talks with director of cricket Andrew Strauss last week.

    But the Yorkshire coach told BBC Sport that Strauss had since informed him he was not the "preferred candidate".

  137. Football

    Waving goodbye

    Speaking of Klopp, the outgoing Dortmund manager received a standing ovation from supporters after his final match in charge.

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    Fittingly, the German club secured a place in the Europa League with a 3-2 victory over Werder Bremen in Klopp's final home game in charge.

  138. Football

    Taking a break

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    Outgoing Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 47, is planning a six-month sabbatical, ruling him out of taking over at Liverpool, reports German newspaper Bild.

  139. Football

    Delia's delight

    Want to hear Delia Smith's reaction to Norwich's win? Of course you do.

    BBC

    Smith, majority shareholder at Carrow Road, spoke to the BBC Sport's Juliette Ferrington on the pitch at Wembley after promotion had been secured - and judging by this photo, our Juliette was quite amused by what Delia had to say.

    You can listen to the clip here.

  140. Cricket

    Rising star

    It's a heck of an achievement for Norwich manager Alex Neil, who was virtually unknown in England when he was appointed five months ago.

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    The 33-year-old presided over Hamilton's promotion to the Scottish Premiership last season and was chosen by the Norwich board to replace Neil Adams at Carrow Road in January - with the club seventh in the table and three points off the play-offs.

    Neil oversaw victory in his maiden game in charge against eventual league champions Bournemouth, the first of 17 wins in 25 games during his tenure.

    He will become the youngest manager in England's top flight, beating Swansea's 36-year-old boss Garry Monk.

  141. Football

    Canaries flying

    Right, about time we said well done to Norwich.

    More than 85,000 fans were at Wembley to watch the Canaries outplay Middlesbrough and secure an instant return to the Premier League.

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    In a Championship play-off final worth an estimated £120m to the victors, Cameron Jerome took advantage of a Daniel Ayala error to put the Canaries ahead.

    It was 2-0 after 15 minutes when Nathan Redmond arrowed a shot into the corner.

    Jelle Vossen came closest for Boro when he struck the bar, but their six-year absence from the top flight continues.

  142. Hardest job in sport

    Get involved at #bbcsportsday

    On the back of Real's sacking of Ancelotti - who led the club to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup last season - we want to know what you reckon is the toughest job in sport.

    Managing Leeds, Kevin Pietersen's PR team, playing in goal for Cowdenbeath (played 36, conceded 86 ... goal difference -55)?

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    Let us know right now please at #bbcsportsday or at the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  143. European papers

    'I don't know'

    as

    So Real Madrid have sacked a manager who led them to the Champions League semi-finals and finished second in La Liga.

    It's little wonder then that when asked why Carlo Ancelotti had been given the boot, club president Florentino Perez said: "What did Ancelotti do wrong? I don't know" - a quote which makes the front page of Spanish paper AS.

    "The demands here at Real Madrid are very high," added Perez. "The affection that the players and the fans have for Carlo is the same as the affection I myself have for him."

    Blimey, makes you wonder what would have happened had they not liked him.

  144. Basketball

    Going nowhere

    Ever been stuck inside a sports ground because of severe weather? Well, that's what has happened to some basketball fans in the USA following the Houston Rockets' game against the Golden State Warriors.

    Houston Rockets

    During Monday night, between five and seven inches of rain had fallen and, at the time, an additional two to four inches were possible. And some fans are still there - it's around 02:15 local time...

    Houston Rockets

    Are you stuck inside the arena? Let us know what's happening inside, via #bbcsportsday

  145. Cricket

    Team effort

    Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned his side victory over New Zealand.

    A 124-run win at Lord's came in the month England sacked coach Peter Moores and again told Kevin Pietersen he would not be considered for selection.

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    "It's been a rocky road over two weeks. From the moment we turned up on Monday the spirit has been good," said Cook.

    "It's been a team effort. We're pleased to play with such freedom and passion."

  146. Cricket

    Things are looking up

    Let's kick off the day with cricket, for who thought England, after the last few shambolic months, would recover from the rockiest of starts against New Zealand (30 for 4 on the first morning lest we forget) to record a thrilling victory?

    Not me.

    But congratulations to Alastair Cook and co for what was a terrific victory and the perfect pick-me-up ahead of a big summer

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    In front of a raucous Lord's crowd, England bowled New Zealand out for 220 with 9.3 overs left on the fifth day.

    Ben Stokes took 3-38 and Stuart Broad 3-50, which means England take a 1-0 lead into the final Test at Headingley starting on Friday.

  147. Tuesday's papers

    The Guardian

    The Guardian

    Obligatory pic of Norwich on the back of the Guardian but cricket dominates, with England's win and the move to make Trevor Bayliss coach making the headlines.

  148. Tuesday's papers

    The Sun

    The Sun

    A busy back page, with a spot of Norwich, a dash of cricket, and a dollop of Brendan Rodgers, Yaya Toure, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who, claim the Sun, is emerging as Newcastle's preferred choice as their next manager.

  149. Tuesday's papers

    The i

    The i

    Norwich's Wembley play-off success is captured in a nice photo, along with the news that Trevor Bayliss is set to be appointed England cricket coach.

  150. Tuesday's papers

    Daily Telegraph

    Telegraph

    More on England's Test win over New Zealand in the Telegraph.

  151. Tuesday's papers

    Express

    England win, Alastair Cook gets a century, but it's not the skipper who is getting the lion's share of the plaudits. Ben Stokes, England's flame-haired all-rounder, is the hero of the hour, taking wickets and scoring runs galore with the bat to set up a victory that, with a huge summer of Ashes cricket ahead, is a timely confidence-boost..

  152. Morning all

    It wasn't quite a let's be 'aving yer moment but Delia Smith was pretty ecstatic as Norwich won - copyright: the media - 'the richest game in world football' at Wembley to get themselves back in the Premiership.

    delia smith

    These boys are pretty happy too - England confounding the critics and, brace yourselves, winning a match.

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    More on that, plus Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid dismissal (well, he did only reach the Champions League semi-finals and finish second in the league), all the breaking news throughout the day, and the best of what's on social media.

    It's Tuesday's Sportsday - but first a look at the papers...